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Windmill modeling consideration and factors influencing the stability of a grid-connected wind power-based embedded generator

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2 Author(s)
Salman, S.K. ; Sch. of Eng., Robert Gordon Univ., Aberdeen, UK ; Teo, A.L.J.

Generation of electricity using wind power has received considerable attention worldwide in recent years. In order to investigate the impacts of the integration of wind farm into utilities' network, various windmill models have been developed. One such impact is related to the critical clearing time (CCT) of the wind power based embedded generators (WPBEGs). The work in this paper has shown that oversimplification of the modeling of windmill mechanical drive train could introduce significant error in the value of the CCT that defines the stability limit of an integrated wind farm. This paper also reports investigation into the factors that influence the dynamic behavior of the WPBEGs following network fault conditions. It is shown that wind farm CCT can be affected by various factors contributed by the host network. Results obtained from several case studies are presented and discussed. This investigation is conducted on a simulated grid-connected wind farm using EMTP.

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Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

May 2003

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